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Monday, February 19, 2007


Half legs
Half arms

Cut also?
Front short?
Coming after a long time, no?
First time after marriage, no?
So dark you’ve become.
Honeymoon in Goa?
Do full arms, no? Nice it’ll be.
Just married and all.
No! No! It’s okay….
See, I’ll…bhagwaan, what’s this!?
It’s nothing, nothing, he doesn’t like me
wearing sleeveless, then why to do
full arms?


Eyebrow shape not okay
One is up, one down. I’ll change it okay,
Don’t worry. Don’t worry.
Okay. Fine. Do that.
Yes. Change it.
Change it.

Change it.

Overheard. Sunday. Feb 2007.


Anonymous abe said...

welcome back.

on a lighter note, can't help but think of a person in a half-sleeved hair shirt - not the self-punishing kind. some honeymoon.

word verification: ndwij - new dawn with indi. joy!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Revealed said...

Overheard conversations as an art form :P. This one's a shivery one though!

'He doesn't like me wearing sleeveless'. Yikes.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Usha said...

glad to see u r back :)

2:40 PM  
Blogger Blue Athena said...

Overheard you posted at last! :P

Somehow I heard a lot more than what met my eyes. I like what's not in your face. Very potent poem. :)

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Riya said...

Oh my. Violent images. Indi, you scare me! Fantastically written.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Triv said...

Very poetic as usual. Missed your writing!

2:57 PM  
Blogger zorba said...

everything - every metaphor, every single word, every space between two words - is so beautifully dark.


7:59 AM  
Blogger riya said...

You know Indi - this piece is fluid. It takes the shape of my mood. It reveals something new everytime I read it. Awesome.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Dushti said...

Read all your posts. You are Brilliant ! Like the way you play with words.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Priyadarshini said...

:) do u always write this well?

3:37 PM  
Blogger aparna said...

indi, this was chilling yet lovely...

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6:06 PM  
Blogger disillussioned_me said...

Glad i found your blog. Very interesting. "Overheard" is so open space to so many perception...kool.

12:18 PM  
Blogger BALASUBRAMANIAN said... turn the ordinary into always did...glad you have found yourself....
I still feel the dark and foreboding clouds of self-doubt in your writing... soaring high effortlessly in a moment...wallowing in the abyss the next....a rollercoaster...contrasting thoughts, seamlessly blended....
I always saw, and still see a great you...

11:37 AM  
Blogger rads said...

That was so deep. Excellent! :)

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11:55 PM  
Blogger David Raphael Israel said...

Frightening -- although I cannot quite follow every twist & turn of the exchange. Regardless, the basic situation is chillingly and so tersely sketched -- a real study in compressed communication; a novel in a nutshell.

Hoping to see more poetry from you, Indi.


8:44 AM  
Blogger Ashish Waghray said...

interesting poetry...

3:34 AM  

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